Past Events & Activities

Manitoba Heritage Summit 2020

Oct 1 2020 - 12:00am

What is the Manitoba Heritage Summit?

A group of eight Manitoba Provincial Heritage Associations (PHAs) is organizing a “Heritage Summit” to discuss the state of heritage in Manitoba. What are the present opportunities and challenges in the heritage sector? How are heritage-related organizations preparing to address them?

2020 Public Archaeology Days at the Olson site July 18-19, July 25-26

Melita, Manitoba

Brandon University archaeologist Dr. Mary Malainey and the Manitoba Archaeological Society invite you to visit us at the Olson site. Our 2020 Public Archaeology Day activities will run on Saturday, July 18, Sunday, July 19, Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26. We are investigating this pre-contact archaeological site to gather more evidence about the Indigenous farmers who once lived there and their cultivation practices.

2019 MAS/SAS Joint Conference

Sep 19 2019 - 12:00am to Sep 22 2019 - 12:00am
Denare Beach, Saskatchewan

The Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) and the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society will be hosting a joint conference at Denare Beach, Saskatchewan on September 19-22, 2019. 

2018 Manitoba Archaeological Society Conference and Annual General Meeting

Oct 19 2018 - 12:00am
Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel, 1715 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB
The 2018 MAS Conference and AGM will be held in Winnipeg, October 19-21, 2018.
This year’s conference will be held in honour of Peter Priess.

    Archaeology and Reconciliation: Panel Discussion

    Mar 22 2018 - 12:00am
    University of Manitoba, 270 EITC
    Archaeology and Reconciliation: Panel Discussion
    Thursday, March 22, 2018
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 270 EITC-1 (Doors open @ 6:40 PM)
    A UMASA / MAS joint venture
    Despite sharing an interest in the protection of cultural heritage, differences in priorities, goals and methods have contributed to an often-rocky relationship

    Lithic Reduction Technology Workshop

    Nov 12 2017 - 12:00am
    Clark Hall Room 212, Brandon University

    November 12. 2017 10am - 2:30pm

    All people can trace their history and culture back in time to the Stone Age. 

    Archaeologists around the world have studied stone tools and the importance that stone tool making had to the continued existence of human beings. 

    Manitoba archaeologists Gord Hill, Chris Whaley and Gary Wowchuk will conduct the workshop to discuss and demonstrate the ancient production of stone artifacts in Manitoba. 

    2017 MAS Conference and Annual General Meeting

    Sep 24 2017 - 12:00am
    Pinewood Lodge, Whiteshell Provincial Park

    The 2017 Manitoba Archaeological Society Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held at Pinewood Lodge, Whiteshell Provincial Park, September 22nd - 24th. This years conference will focus on archaeology of southeastern Manitoba. 

    MB Day Event

    May 6 2017 - 12:00am
    Manitoba Museum - Alloway Hall

    Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) volenteers will be on hand to celebrate Manitoba's rich cultural hisotry and answer questions on archaeology. Flint knappers Gord Hill and Chris Whaley will be demonstrating lithic (stone) tool reduction techiques. We hope to see you there!

    2016 MAS Conference and Annual General Meeting

    Sep 23 2016 - 12:00am to Sep 25 2016 - 12:00am
    Melita, Manitoba

    The 2016 Manitoba Archaeological Society Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held in Melita, September 23rd - 25th. This year’s conference will focus on the archaeology of southwest Manitoba, and will celebrate the work of avocational archaeologists in the region and beyond!

    Pembina Valley Fur Council Rendezvous

    Jul 15 2016 - 12:00am to Jul 17 2016 - 12:00am
    Stanley Centennial Park - Morden, MB

    The Pembina Valley Fur Council Rendezvous is an annual event on the third weekend in July, organized by the Pembina Fur Council and local Game & Fish Associations, primarily to educate young people about the fur trade. Events during the weekend included animal-skinning demonstrations, flint knapping, carving, black powder-shooting, tomahawk- and knife-throwing, and a ladies frying pan toss. A large display tent was set up for craft sales. Some in attendance dress to represent the era including MAS representative Chris Whaley.